Tasty tiles and moreish mosaics

Whether they're helping to reflect light, adding some quirk to your interiors or helping to define spaces – how tiles and mosaics are used in your bathroom can make or break the space.

Tiles and mosaics can make all the difference to the look and feel of your bathroom. Here's 5 examples that prove just that.


Lighten up

To make this windowless powder room feel less enclosed, it was gutted and slightly enlarged by architect Alan Berman and the design team at Archetype Design Studio. 

The walls were clad in white tiles with a textural finish that adds visual interest and reflects light – as we know, white walls and ceilings always help to make a space seem larger and lighter.

The large vanity mirror, ceiling lamp and two sconces provide ample light to be bounced around by the tiles.

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Divide and conquer

This renovated bathroom by Fraser Cameron Architects pairs oiled western red cedar with fresh white 100mm x 300mm tiles, which line the vanity wall and the wet area shower. Semi-freestanding walls separate the shower from the toilet, vanity and bathtub are clad in grey finger mosaic tiles. 

The tiler also laid mosaics around the end of the tub, cutting each tile individually to accommodate the curve. This ensures continuity of the bungalow's Art Deco style.

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Pixel perfect

The bathrooms in this home by Chris Knierim ofCode Greenfeature black and white tiles that create a pixellated effect, which is a reference to photography. 

At the floor level they are mainly black, but as they move up the wall they get more pixellated till they are white at the top.

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Private matters

A Calacatta marble mosaic privacy wall behind the freestanding bathtub hides the toilet, as well as making a feature of the tub in this renovated master suite by builder Kris Johnson.

The wall has touches of grey that pick up on purple tones in the brickwork, the dark accent wall and the large area rug, drawing the space together. In addition, the mosaic wall is edged in wood, providing a visual connection with the distressed flooring and large structural beam.

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Beautiful brass

The mosaics in this suite byarchitect Joe Chindarsi of Chindarsi Architects are a reference to the Art Deco style of the neighbouring Californian bungalow at the front of the property.

Lighting is also integrated into a niche in the shower. This highlights the brass mosaic tile that lines the back of the niche, providing accents of colour, texture and scale. 

The same tile is seen on the vanity splashback, and the use of brass is continued in the basin mixer and spout, integrating these elements.

Dec 20, 2018
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